We know the important role sport plays in our community, and our sports grounds, pavilions and open spaces are hubs for sport, recreation, community and a healthy and active lifestyle.
As we continue to do all we can in order to minimise the spread of Covid-19 throughout our community, we have made the very difficult decision to not accept any new bookings for sportsgrounds, pavilions or open spaces as of today (Tuesday, 17 March).
If your group has existing community sport and recreation bookings, Council will liaise with you and the relevant peak bodies to ensure the local clubs and groups are supported to make informed decisions about the ongoing delivery of their activities.
Over the past week we have seen local Basketball, Netball, Rugby Union, and Dog Obedience suspend their activities until further notice due to concerns for participants and the spread of Covit-19.
While we acknowledge this may cause a level of disappointment amongst participants, it isn’t a decision we’ve made lightly.
As this situation is evolving rapidly, it is important that we as a Council are proactive and responsive, putting our community’s wellbeing at the forefront of all decisions we make and we thank you for your understanding.
A full list of closures and information about alternative service arrangements can be found at https://www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/covid19
If you suspect that you or a family member has COVID-19 you should call (not visit) your GP or ring the national COVID-19 Information Hotline on 1800 020 080.
For the most current information, resources and advice please visit The Department of Health and Human Services website, https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus
As residents we can all do our bit for our community. Please keep an eye out for at-risk family members, neighbours and friends, and support one another.
ClubHub is the central source of information and communications for Wyndham’s Sport & Recreation Club network.
Supporting club members with health, social or welfare concerns? Try our Hear to Help Directory for a list of handy links and resources.
2020 Wyndham Sports Club Forum – Presentations
Please see below digital versions of all scheduled presentations that have been created with the help of our presenting partners.
- Gender Equality in Wyndham Sport Project – Year 2
- Newly adopted Sports Facility User Guide
- Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR)
- Good Sports – Alcohol and Drug Foundation
- 2019 Sports Club Survey Review
If you would like any further information, please contact a member of the Sport and Recreation team anytime.
Wyndham City Club Hub Resource Kit
If you’re involved in running a sports club in Wyndham, you might like to check out Wyndham City Council’s online Club Hub portal and resource kit, which includes a range of tips, templates and a directory of links to help with day-to-day club operations.
Upcoming Events & Training
Following feedback via the annual Sports Club Survey, the Sport and Recreation team have been collaborating with Wyndham City’s Community Planning and Development Department, to provide a calendar of events and training opportunities. These sessions will cover Sport and Club Development, Volunteer Education and Grants.
These sessions will be delivered by a range of high quality presenters, and will provide valuable insights, strategies and resources to help strengthen your club into the future.
Scholarships & Grant Opportunities
Female Coaching Scholarship - Expression of Interest
If you are a female aged 15 or over and are interested in coaching a sport (team) or are currently coaching in Wyndham you may apply for up to $100 to complete one of the following qualifications:
- A community / foundation level coaching qualification (online or face to face)
- A coaching qualification that is one level higher than the community / foundation level (usually described as level 2 or development)
Please send your name, contact details, the sport you coach (eg. cricket, netball) and the name of the club you coach for (if applicable) to Camilla.Briggs@wyndham.vic.gov.au. Please answer the following questions (up to 200 words per question):
- What will this coaching qualification enable you to do?
- Have you been doing any coaching/ assisting to date?
- Are you linked up with a club/ or would you like help linking up with a club?
- When would you like to take your course?
Scholarships are available until September 2020.
If you are interested in becoming a referee/ umpire please contact us to chat this through as it may also be possible.
Sporting Club Grants Program
The Sporting Club Grants Program provides grants to assist in the purchase of sports uniforms and equipment and to improve the capacity and accessibility of Victorian clubs and other community sport and recreation organisations and increase the skills of their coaches, officials and managers.
The program has four funding categories:
- Category 1: Uniforms or Equipment
- Category 2: Skill Development
- Category 3: Club Operational Capacity
- Category 4: Aboriginal Participation
2018-19 Round 2 - Applications Open: 19 December 2018. Applications close: 30 January 2019.
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Casual Booking Requests
Provided your group has public liability insurance cover, sporting reserves and pavilions within Wyndham can be booked on a casual basis through a booking process. Bookings are subject to availability.
If your group doesn’t have insurance, grounds are still available for community use. However, if a group comes along that has made a booking (they will have a Wyndham City issued confirmation letter) you will need to find another space to play and allow the group with the booking to commence their activity without disruption.
Frequently Asked Questions
For any questions about ClubHub, visit the below link.
Connect With Us
Wyndham City has a range of communication channels. Visit the below link for more information
Women in Sport
Council is running three initiatives as part of its current Gender Quality in Wyndham Sport project: Hear to Talk, Hear to Work and Coaching scholarships. To find out more please click the links below.
Sport is a great way to have fun, keep in touch with friends and improve health and wellbeing.
But there are reasons why some women and girls aren’t as involved in sport as they would like. Maybe the local club doesn’t have a women’s competition. Perhaps the uniforms make them feel self-conscious. Or maybe they can’t commit the time to turning up every week.
Whatever the reason, we can all agree that getting more women and girls into sport (and this includes committee members and officials) is a good thing.
So, if you or your club would like to find ways to increase women’s and girls' participation or locate grants, events or programs linked to women’s and girls’ participation, explore the resources below.
Council documents to help Wyndham clubs
One-stop shop that takes the hard work out of finding online resources. The document connects you to local, state, national and international sites.
Position description your club can modify that outlines the role of a sports club Women’s Officer.
Directory for clubs to support members. Includes links to local resources eg. mental health and other services for young people, adults and older people
This Girl Can
Some great opportunities for women to get involved in physical activity in April and May.
Hear to Talk
A social networking group bringing together people who are interested in increasing female participation in sport: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Hear2Talk/
If you’re a female coach aged 15 or over, you can apply for $100 to complete your coaching qualification.
Resources, ideas and links to support clubs to become more female friendly. Includes a ‘female-friendly’ checklist.
A Victorian government initiative that aims to level the playing field for women and girls in sport and active recreation.
Use this Survey Monkey survey to do a ‘gender health check’ of your club.
This Girl Can guide can be downloaded as a poster to put around your clubroom.
Directory for clubs to support members. Includes links to local resources eg. mental health and other services for young people, adults and older people.
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Council is working with clubs to help them increase female participation, if you would like to work with Council between now and September please email Camilla.firstname.lastname@example.org
Resources and information to support inclusion in clubs.
Resources and ideas to assist your club to become more diverse, welcoming and open to everyone.
Victorian government website for all things sport and recreation. Offers information on safe clubs, grants, funding and sport integrity.
VicHealth campaign to get more women involved in physical activity. Provides strategies to get active. Become a member to access club resources.
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Volunteers around our Sporting Clubs
Over the next few weeks we’re thrilled to showcase some of our wonderful volunteers across Wyndham!
Meet Andrew from Wyndham Vale parkrun
Meet Andrew from Wyndham Vale parkrun who volunteers every Saturday morning to help our community be more active.
Every club has great volunteers like Andrew.
Meet Michelle from Wyndham Victory Netball Club
Coaching a team, cooking a BBQ, setting up a budget, planning an event - when it comes to volunteering, there’s a role for everyone! Meet Michelle from Wyndham Victory Netball Club who is passing her life experience onto young netballers in Wyndham. Want to build your skills and volunteer in the community?
Check out the training opportunities available for aspiring volunteers: http://bit.ly/2yq3juQ.
Meet Tiahnee, Vice President of Werribee Bears Rugby League
Across Wyndham there are 85 community sporting clubs that provide participation opportunities for over 12,500 residents.
These opportunities are made available thank to the support of our fantastic volunteers who make all this happen! Meet Tiahnee, Vice President of Werribee Bears Rugby League who works hard to create a sense of family at the club. Learn more about the local sporting opportunities in Wyndham: http://bit.ly/2fLev9u.
Meet Peter from the Werribee Obedience Dog Club
Want to volunteer, but not sure where to start? There are a wide variety of community organisations and local sporting groups across Wyndham that are always on the lookout for more help!
Meet Peter from the Werribee Obedience Dog Club, who talks about his unique volunteering role, and how important volunteering is within the community. If you’re interested in volunteering, you can learn more about our local community organisations here: http://bit.ly/2KAbLgK.
Meet Srini, from the North West Cricket Club
Volunteering gives you the opportunity to contribute to your community, learn new skills, be a significant part of a team and make new friends and have fun! Meet Srini, from the North West Cricket Club, who provide a social outlet for hundreds of local cricketers to play in a relaxed environment each Sunday.
Not sure where to start your volunteering journey? Check out Step Into Volunteering page http://bit.ly/2yKtyYy for some tips to point you in the right direction.
Meet Paul, the President of Wyndham All Abilities
Volunteering provides a great opportunity to engage with a diverse range of people. Meet Paul, the President of Wyndham All Abilities. He tirelessly volunteers his time to nurture young people with disabilities to take responsibilities and learn new skills.
Over the last 6 weeks, we have met 6 of our local volunteers just like Paul, and heard from them about why they volunteer, and what it means to them. Hear all their stories and learn more about volunteering here: https://www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/services/volunteering-grants